Can I use something else besides piece of shit balena etcher to create a bootable tails usb?

Etcher messed up my flash drive. It completes the flash and then lists some bullshit error at the end. The drive shows up now as “generic flash disk usb device” within device manager. However it does not show up in diskpart after hitting “list disk” so I can’t clean it now to try again… I don’t know what the fuck is going on, but I got a new flash drive and I want to use a different program so this stupid shit doesn’t happen again. Is there another program I can use to make a bootable tails 4.1 successfully?

Hi cristomike2, what etcher version are you using? You can click on the gear icon on the upper right part of the window and look at the bottom of the popup to see the version number.

saw this same issue once!!